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King Dome Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.0033, -116.1493 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 11, 2002
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This tall formation sits all alone in the desert to the northwest of the main Hall of Horrors Area and can be a nice place to escape to if there are crowds there. Climbs here range from 5.6 to 5.12a with the majority in the 5.10 and under range with a nice assortment of both cracks and faces.

Some of the better routes here include Arturo's Special (5.8), Mission Impossible (5.11b) and Triumph Arch (5.11d).

Getting There 

Hike about 200 meters northwest from West Wall Outer (Buckets to Burbank Area) following a vague trail. The approach takes about 10-15 minutes from the parking area at Hall of Horrors.

Climbing Season

For the Hall of Horrors Area area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in King Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for King Dome:
Arturo's Special   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   King Dome - East Face
Tiptoe To Topanga   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Dome - East Face
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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Aho leading through the crux (just past the ...

Arturo's Special 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : King Dome - East Face
Named for a popular mexican food restaurant in the town of Joshua Tree which closed in 2005.A start in a chossy left-facing corner (pro to 2") leads up right to a low-angled ramp and a high first bolt. Climb past the bolt and continue up and left past two more bolts on near vertical patina edges/friction to a final bolt where the angle lessens and the climbing gets easier but you'll go about 15 feet to the bolted anchor/rap on top.A good climb at a less popular area than many of the Hall Of Horr...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome, Hall of Horrors, Saddle Rocks, Cowboy C...
King Dome, Hall of Horrors, Saddle Rocks, Cowboy C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Truly miles of piles of rox
Truly miles of piles of rox
Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
King Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome

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